On March 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that is now celebrated each year on March 29.
The recognition is extended to men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, whether in peacetime or war. Nine million Americans — about 6.4 million of them living today — served during that period.
Half a century has passed since the Vietnam War, and 50 years of novels, films and music have dramatized and mythologized the controversial conflict. This book approaches the war in a uniquely personal way, focusing on individual stories of men and women from every state and Service who fulfilled their duty during the Vietnam War. Their day-to-day experiences are heartbreaking, raw, detailed and sometimes even humorous.
More than 58,000 troops lost their lives in Vietnam. The rest came home to bitterly divided fellow Americans, and the protesters’ hostility toward the war spilled over to the warriors.
These individual stories give us a glimpse of what the war was like from a ground-level, personal perspective. Our effort here is to recognize and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans. It is well past time to welcome these men and women home, to remember their service, and to honor their sacrifices.
We will try to have FREE copies of this book/dvd at the Voices of Vietnam showing for our Vietnam Veteran attendees.
BOSTON Recognizes Vietnam Veterans – Monday March 30th 2020 CANCELLED 3/10/2020
All Vietnam-era veterans and organizations are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the parade, as well as, attend the speaking program and ceremony. Veterans and organizations that plan to participate are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, February 28th.
For additional information on how to participate or to RSVP, please contact Jessica Katon in the Office of State Representative Paul Schmid at 617-722-2017 or [email protected] or Tara Barboza in the Office of State Representative Alan Silvia at 617 -722-2230 or [email protected] “